To see pictures of the AFR project, watch a video with an overview of the project, and view a clip of the helicopter operations, see below. Additional educational videos and links are also provided below.
Watch the newest Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project Video Fire for Water: Forest Restoration for Ashland
BEFORE & AFTER PICTURES
The pictures below give a snap shot of some units before and after ground based commercial thinning was completed. Small trees were selectively thinned from around large old trees, shown in the pictures below with white arrows. Reducing fuels and increasing resources available for these large old trees improves forest health and makes these "legacy trees" more likely to survive a future wildfire.
Additional Before and After Pictures
The photos below provide a more complete picture of how smaller trees, brush, and debris were ecologically thinned around large, old trees. This "legacy tree release" reduces competition for light and reduces, creating more space in the canopy, and making more light available to the understory.
The Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project video below gives an overview of the project. Watch the video to meet the partners, see some of the work taking place, and learn why this project is so important to protect the City of Ashland and it's watershed.
AFR NEXT PHASE: ECOLOGICAL THINNING
Watch the Fall 2012 Video below to learn about where ecological thinning work has taken place, as well as what partners expected during the winter 2012/2013 phase of thinning which included helicopter operation.
Watch this video posted by KS Wild showing how helicopters lift logs out of the forest and transport them to existing landing areas as part of the ecological forestry work for the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project. Read more about this portion of the project on our AFR Work Update page.
EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS AND LINKS
Watch a recently released video developed by partners and colleagues from the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council about prescribed burning in Northern California.